Topic: Voluntary disclosure

OFAC fines email gift card issuer

OFAC issued new guidance for businesses supplying “instant payment systems” after finding that Tango Card committed thousands of potential sanctions breaches, racking up a maximum penalty of $9.2 billion.

03 October 2022

SDNY official outlines approach to charging decisions

“We expect platinum-level compliance from your platinum-level clients”, Daniel Gitner, the criminal chief at the Manhattan US attorney’s office, told an audience at GIR Live New York on Tuesday.

21 September 2022

Inside HMRC’s export control enforcement strategy

GIR has obtained the guiding principles that the UK’s tax and customs agency uses to resolve criminal investigations into companies accused of violating export restrictions.

13 July 2022

IDB debars Brazilian construction company for paying $1m in bribes

The Inter-American Development Bank debarred Construcap CCPS Engenharia e Comércio (Construcap) for 18 months for paying $1 million in bribes related to a road construction project.

06 July 2022

BIS officially ends ‘no admit, no deny settlements’, plans tougher penalties

The agency has implemented new policies to step up its enforcement of the most serious export control violations in response to unprecedented national security threats from Russia and China.

01 July 2022

OFAC fines Puerto Rico bank for Venezuela sanctions violations

The US’s civil sanctions enforcer imposed a $255,937 penalty on Banco Popular de Puerto Rico for processing over $853,000 worth of transactions on behalf of two Venezuelan government employees, in violation of US sanctions.

30 May 2022

Reports to the SEC doubled in 2021

SEC chairman Gary Gensler said the agency’s enforcement division needs more resources to deal with a surge in reports from whistleblowers and members of the public.

18 May 2022

FCA warns companies not to reveal suspicious trading reports

18 May 2022

DOJ investigating fibre laser manufacturer following export control breach disclosures

05 May 2022

Do companies have a moral duty to self-report to the SFO?

Companies in the UK aren’t required to report their misconduct to the Serious Fraud Office, but a recent high court judgment concluded that a company has a moral obligation to do so, argue Herbert Smith Freehills partners Brian Spiro, Rob Hunt and senior associate Jessica Chappatte.

03 May 2022

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